Marine Bill Consultation Debate

26th February 2009

Breifing for the Scottish Government debate on the Marine Bill Consultation held on Thursday 26th Feb 2009

A successful Scottish Marine Bill must result in protection and recovery of our marine environment in order to achieve a healthy, functioning marine ecosystem. The marine ecosystem is the foundation which underpins most human uses of the sea, therefore ensuring that this is healthy and well-functioning is essential for a sustainable economy. The bill should be founded on the 5 principles of Sustainable Development: living within environmental limits; ensuring a strong, healthy and just society; achieving a sustainable economy; promoting good governance; and using science responsibly

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